Mountain Bike

mtb-wisconsinNorthwestern Wisconsin is quickly becoming a premiere destination for mountain bikers from all over the country. Below shows just some of the what the different Northwestern Wisconsin counties have to offer the expert rider all the way to the first-time mountain biker. Whether it is a remote technically challenging single-track or a picturesque wide rolling twin track trail we have it all here in Northwestern Wisconsin.

Mountain Biking

Iron County
Length: 6.5 miles. Explore Big Island on the Turtle Flowage. This trail has
rolling terrain and is intermediate in difficulty through wooded areas. It is
maintained annually for Mountain Biking. Fee/Pass Required: No.
Rusk County
Length: 5 miles. The West side of the Blue Hills Trail system provides
suitable terrain for off-road biking. About 5 miles total on this side of the
system. Trail Difficulty: Moderate difficulty. Trail Type: Wooded, grass,
untracked. Fee/Pass Required: No. Donations appreciated.
Washburn County
Length: 1.2 miles; Multiple Loops. Single track and double track; some
technical areas geared towards intermediate to expert riders; parking
area; picnic area. Trail Difficulty: Varies. Trail Type: Single & Double Track.
Fee/Pass Required: No.
Ashland County
Copper Falls has two one-way mountain bike trails (used for skiing in
winter). Heading east from the North Camp area is the Vahtera Trail and
heading west from the North Camp area is the Takesson Trail. Bicycling is
allowed only on the designated bike trails. Trail Difficulty: Intermediate/
Advanced. Trail Type: Grass. Fee/Pass Required: Yes.
Iron County
Length: 4.6 miles. This is located in a Ruffed Grouse Management
Area with interpretive signs on management practices. Maintained for
mountain biking. Trail Difficulty: Intermediate.
Fee/Pass Required: No.
Sawyer County
Length: 9 miles one-way. 100% single-track, moderately technical through
glaciated terrain for intermediate riders. A thirty foot wide grass trail
with a worn-in single track. Use other routes when wet. Trail Difficulty:
Intermediate. Trail Type: Single Track. Fee/Pass Required: Yes.
Sawyer County
Length: 8.9 miles. Forest lined dirt road that parallels the Birkie Trail.
Access to all Hayward Cluster trails. Some sections hard and rocky – a
fast and fun ride! Good early season choice when other trails are wet.
Trail Difficulty: Intermediate. Trail Type: Single Track.
Fee/Pass Required: Yes
Chippewa County
Length: 11 miles. This off road mountain biking trail is 11 miles
in length and winds through the quiet and scenic oak and aspen
forest and consists of 3 challenging loops and 4 trails. Trail Difficulty:
Intermediate/Expert. Trail Type: Single-track. Fee/Pass Required: No.
Price County
Length: 6 miles/9.6 km. This well-marked, twin-track, forested
trail has a grass surface and offers moderately hilly and rolling terrain
through a variety of timber types. Trail Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Trail Type: Twin Track; grass surface. Fee/Pass Required: No.
Douglas County
Length: 5+ miles. Various single-track mountain bike courses consisting
of leg burning climbs and screaming descents. Enjoy gorgeous views
of Jay Cook State Park and St. Louis River Valley. Trail Difficulty:
Intermediate to advanced. Trail Type: Single track loops.
Fee/Pass Required: Yes.
Sawyer County
Length: 12.7 miles. The longest section of narrow, tree covered double
track in southern CAMBA land, fast riding on Phipps fire lane and the
Birkie Trail. Trail Difficulty: Intermediate. Trail Type: Double Track.
Fee/Pass Required: Yes.
Price County
Length: 3.5 miles/5.6 km. A scenic trail winding through a diverse forest
and open meadow consisting of 5 loops ranging from gently rolling to
steep climbs and winds. Trail Difficulty: Easy/Difficult. Trail Type: Single
track; loop. Fee/Pass Required: No.
Douglas County
Length: 6 miles. Obstacle-ridden trail in the Superior Municipal Forest
Trail Difficulty: Intermediate. Trail Type: Single-track.
Fee/Pass Required: No.
Rusk County
Length: 3 miles. Single and multi-track trails on a variety of terrain.
Trail Difficulty: Moderate. Trail Type: Single and Multi-track
Fee/Pass Required: No.
Washburn County
Length: 14 miles. Single and double track; parking area
Trail Difficulty: Varies. Trail Type: Single & Double Track.
Fee/Pass Required: No.
Barron, Douglas & Washburn
Counties
Length: 104 miles (total). A well maintained, highway-grade compacted
gravel and railroad ballast trail that stretches into 3 counties. The trail
is rich in natural resources and wildlife habitat. Trail Difficulty: Easy. Trail
Type: Gravel former railroad grade. Fee/Pass Required: No.
Iron County
Length: 5.5 miles. This is a favorite among mountain bikers with 5.5
miles of maintained trails. Trail Difficulty: Easy to intermediate.
Fee/Pass Required: No.
Price County
Length: 7.15 miles/11.5 km. A wide, twin track trail featuring rolling
terrain that passes through a diverse forest of pine, aspen, birch, balsam
fir, and northern hardwoods. Trail Difficulty: Easy/Moderate.
Trail Type: Twin track; wide. Fee/Pass Required: Yes, parking fee.